I was in prison, and ye came unto me. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.
THE MISSION OF OUR PRISON MINISTRY
To provide spiritually mature, equipped and motivated volunteers to meet the spiritual needs of both inmates and staff through ministry that includes evangelism, discipleship, and pastoral care that brings hope through the Word of God!
The Prison is the place where men and women are forgotten. It’s not a prestigious place. Prisons are frowned upon and considered as dark environments. Most people never make statements like, “Let’s take a trip to the prison.” Prisoners are isolated from society, forsaken, and left to die. The prison is the place where you lose your freedom. The first mention of the word prison is in Genesis 39:20, which reads, “And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison…” God was strategic in how he maneuvered Joseph, his anointed servant, and one of the places he sent this chosen vessel was to the prison. The Lord desired for the prisoners with no hope to encounter His love and His grace through Joseph. God visits the prisons because He loves the prisoners.
Greater Lighthouse Church frequently goes to three prisons in the state of Maryland. We go to proclaim liberty to the captives. It’s our mission to see them free in their hearts and in their minds first above all things. We go to see the hopeless put their faith in Jesus Christ and to possess a lively hope in Christ. We visit the prisons because we believe that God hasn’t given up on who society has forgotten.
Elder Bartha Campbell, Prison Ministry Leader
Pastor Joseph D. Bryan, Prison Ministry Co-Leader
In Memorial of Elder Sylvester Shorter
Founder of the GLC prison ministry